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Humphrey Campaign


Published 1968


06:37:55:19 Man seated in front of American flag announces into microphone that “Governor Dewey will carry New York state by at least 50,000 votes, and that he will be the next president of the United States”; audio track crowd cheers and man raises arm and waves. Famous 1948 Presidential election.

06:38:07:15 Great high-angle pan over disembodied hands of teletypists typing out messages. VS news media during 1948 presidential election: numerous radio reporters in press room speaking into microphones with various broadcasting initials such as CBS, WQXR, and WINS.

06:38:13:28 CU radio announcer speaks into MBS microphone; two French broadcasters for Radio Diffusion Franciase for the French Broadcasting Service broadcasting.

06:38:18:14 MS CBS newsman wearing headphone, holding large portable radio with antenna.

06:38:21:11 CU newspaper headline “Gallup Polls Dewey In With 49.5%”

06:38:24:00 VS stock footage President Harry Truman steps out of car, CU Truman takes off hat and smiles.

06:38:31:28 Great VS 1948 footage of third party candidate Senator Strom Thurmond riding in back of car in parade waving to crowd lined up along street.

06:38:38:14 VS Stock footage: 1968 Hubert Humphrey walking through crowd of people. Great sound bites Hubert Humphrey making private speech to press about his campaign and his stances on the issues.
“The peace in the world is going to depend upon the capacity and the ability of the Soviet Union and the United States to maintain a mutual respect for each other, and to see that there isn’t a major confrontation that boils over into nuclear war. That’s the way it is going to be for at least the next ten years, and maybe longer. You know Mr. Nixon is the one man that cannot talk to the Russians.”

06:42:37:17 Pan up brick building with broken windows. VS in slums with trash covered alleys ways, camera follows young African American boy down littered dirty alley way. VS stock footage of Hubert Humphrey talk about the slums and life in the slums. VS Humphrey talking to 1960s teenagers and young adults.

06:45:26:04 CU Hubert Humphrey discusses the two types of militants: the noisy and the intellectual kinds. “The intellectual militant that makes you think, that stirs up your juices. And then there is that noisy one…”

06:45:49:22 VS stock footage Humphrey walks down sidewalk in St. Paul, Minnesota with two Black “militants.” Great sound bites on audio track Humphrey recounts what he told the Black militants.


Producer Brandt (Harry)
Audio/Visual sound, color


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Reviewer: Spuzz - - September 11, 2013
Subject: Sorry Hubert..
Hubert Humphrey is profiled here in a sort of advertisement for his campaign. In the beginning, the narrator compares him with Harry Truman, who was forecasted to lose against Dewey, but in fact won. The narrator predicted that this will happen again! Newsflash, it didn't. The rest of this is Humphrey laying down his policies. Pretty good, if you're interested in US Political history.
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